TQ Digital confirm Asian closed beta for Heroes of Might and Magic Online to commence May 7th

Hull, UK TQ Digital have confirmed that their anticipated MMO, Heroes of Might and Magic Online, licensed by renowned publishers Ubisoft, will be entering it's Asia area closed beta on May 7th.

Fans of Heroes of Might&Magic, one of the most loved PC-franchises of the last 15 years, can finally take their adventure to the MMO space on May 7th with Heroes of Might and Magic Online, developed under the careful study of established china-based online games developer, TQ Digital.

With millions of players already habiting their other titles, including such well known names as Eudemons Online and Conqueror Online, TQ Digital have had a wealth of expertise to call on while crafting a playing experience based around the wants and needs of the series' loyal fans.

Licensed by Ubisoft - who boast a host of mega-franchises, including The Settlers and Assassins Creed - Heroes of Might and Magic (HoMM) Online will take players back to the classic gameplay elements of HoMM III, mixing it with the stunning updated graphics of HoMM V in a 2.5D turn-based massively multiplayer environment.

Though Ubisoft introduced a new universe to the series for HoMM V, their first title after acquiring the franchise from 3DO Company, TQ Digital are finally bringing the popular fantasy setting of Erathia back, which debuted in 1999 releases, HoMM III and Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor.

Gameplay in Heroes of Might and Magic Online is as varied as it is beautiful, with gorgeous graphics complementing your epic quest to prove your valiant leadership.

Chose from a variety of 8 unique factions, develop elaborate castles that dominate the skyline of bustling metropolis Harmondale– epicenter of trade in the sweeping Antagarichean continent - plunder resources in exhilarating missions and fortify your armies against the inevitable wars of domination that lie ahead as you carve out your own legacy like the legions of plucky adventurers before you.

Experience magic based on an innovative in-game star system. Cast a new spell to increase your proficiency or perfect spells through a dynamic online training center.

Randomly generated combat maps, designed with strategic gameplay in mind, ensure you will need to think studiously about unit formations and tactics, while the hundreds of unique campaigns, each with deep storylines and goals, including 10 chapters of battlefield missions, are guaranteed to keep play refreshing throughout.

Develop towns of different races with the unique Town Prestige System, form guilds, gather resources, and prove your worth in the bloody-thirsty Challenging Arena. TQ Digital will be hosting a slew of PK events with HoMM Online: Team PK and Extreme PK are only the tip of the iceberg, with these events providing opportunities to gain priceless honor points and increase faction reputation.

Summary of HoMM Online game features:

• First Persistent World Turn-Based Strategy MMO

• 8 towns, 16 classes and 56 creatures

• Hundreds of campaigns with epic storylines

• Unique Anima and Dragon Scale Forge System

• Glorious Guild Building&Exciting Guild Wars

• Challenging Arena and PK Tournaments

• Heroes can build towns of different factions

The Asia area closed beta for HoMM Online launches on May 7th. For more information on the game and a chance to register for beta access, visit the game's official website today: http://homm.91.com

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About HoMM Online:

Heroes of Might and Magic Online (HoMM Online) is an MMORPG licensed by Ubisoft and developed by established Chinese-based TQ digital.

HoMM Online combines the classic elements of HoMM III with the updated graphics of HoMM V to present a unique gameplay. HoMM Online is also a turn based online game that puts the emphasis on strategic planning and tactical skill while allowing players to socialize and create their own stories.

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